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Title: Core Curriculum in Preventing and Reducing School Violence and Vandalism, Course 5 - Security - Participant Guide and Reference Notebook
Author(s): S Holland; I Kohn
Corporate Author: Ctr for Human Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Human Services
Chevy Chase, MD 20015
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-JS-AX-0019
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Preventive measures to improve school security both during and after hours are presented in this five-part course, which is part of a seven-part curriculum on school violence and vandalism.
Abstract: A short introductory unit discusses the goals of security, protection of property and protection of people. The second session explores ways in which administrators, teachers, students, support staff, parents, and community residents can contribute to the security of the school environment. Examples of programs are provided, such as teacher patrols, live-in custodians, and neighborhood watch projects. The unit on physical plant security covers crime prevention through physical design of doors and windows. Systems to control keys, criteria for security patrols, inventory control, and property identification are also described. In addition, participants plan an alarm protection scheme for a hypothetical school situation. The fourth session concerns designing or upgrading school security programs. Following a needs assessment, staff should focus on staffing requirements, qualifications and training for security staff, development of policies and procedures, reporting systems, and staff development for nonsecurity staff. The final seminar is targeted toward smaller school districts. It aims to help them generate and share low cost strategies for improving security. Participants describe their particular problems and then work in groups to develop solutions. Each unit contains an agenda with time limits, worksheets, bibliographies, and background materials which consist of articles, checklists, and sample forms. References to audiovisual materials are provided. For other courses, see NCJ 69749-52 and NCJ 69754-55. For the Trainer's Guides, see NCJ 69756-62.
Index Term(s): Caucasian/White Americans; Course materials; Crime in schools; Instructional aids; School security
Note: National School Resource Network
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